An oystercatcher's feast.
An oystercatcher’s feast.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting a 60 percent chance of showers today, mainly before 1 p.m., after which it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 76 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy, then becoming clear, with a low around 57. Saturday, we’re looking at a 70 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3 p.m., with a high near 70 degrees and an east wind 9 to 17 miles per hour. Sunday, we’re expecting an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9 a.m., and a high near 75 derees. Monday and Tuesday are expected to be sunny, with highs near 80 degrees.

• East Hampton Town is expecting a federal court decision today on whether or not its new loud aircraft restrictions can be put into effect for the summer season. We’ll update the site as information becomes available. More information is online here.

• This Saturday in Westhampton is the next STOP Day (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) event in Southampton Town at the Westhampton Transfer Station – 66 Old Country Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. only. For more information regarding the STOP program, call the Southampton Town Recycling Office at 631.283.5210.

• A week before a replica of Lafayette’s frigate, l’Hermione, arrives in Greenport, Francis Dubois will give a presentation on the Marquis de Lafayette, his accomplishments in the service of both France and the United States, and the role of his beloved wife Adrienne tonight at 7 p.m. at Greenport’s Little Red Schoolhouse. If you want to know why Lafayette has been named “The Hero of the Two World,” this lecture will make that clear. More information is online here.

• The Flanders Farm Fresh Food Market opens for the season tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. at the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders. The market is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 17 and provides fresh fruits and vegetables to the underserved communities of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton, and to the public at large. Cash, WIC and Senior FMNP checks and EBT transactions are accepted.

• There’s still time to make reservations for tonight’s members barbecue at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. If you’re not a member yet, you can become one and enjoy aood food, a great atmosphere, & kayaking & canoeing on Old Ice Pond. Call 631.653.4711 for reservations.

• The Peconic Estuary Program and the DEC are looking for volunteers to help remove water primrose, aka Ludwigia, from the Peconic River on Tuesday, June 30. This invasive aquatic plant spreads when small pieces break off and flourish downriver as a dense mat of vegetation on the water surface, choking out natural vegetation and degrading the water quality by lowering both pH and dissolved oxygen levels. Advanced registration is required to ensure the proper number of available canoes and PFDs. Email to register.

All in a Weekend, The Beacon’s cheat sheet for what to do on the East End in the upcoming weekend, is online here.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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